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Family Systems in the Context of Child Risk: An Observational Analysis

Abstract Family plays an important yet understudied role in the development of psychopathology during childhood, particularly for children at developmental risk. Indeed, much of the research on families has actually concentrated more on risk processes in individual family members or within-family subsystems. In general, important and complex associations have been found among family-related constructs such as marital conflict, parent-child relationships, parental depression, and parenting stress, which have in turn been found to contribute to the emergence of children's behavioral problems. Research has begun to emerge that certain family system constructs, such as cohesion, organization, and control may influence children's development, but... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Gerstein, Emily Davis (Author) / Crnic, Keith A (Advisor) / Aiken, Leona (Committee member) / Bradley, Robert (Committee member) / Gonzales, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Developmental psychology / Behavior Problems / Family / Family Systems / Intellectual Disabilities / Parenting / Stress
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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